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Old 01-19-07, 08:40 AM   #1
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Deep V's, but only in 26" and 24"? WTF?

I've never managed to find Deep V's in the UK, but something made me scout again today. I want to build a fixed wheelset, or maybe two, and I'd been looking at ways of doing it on the cheap (none are looking that cheap!). To my surprise, I find Deep V's are available! And cheap! (at around $20). Then I notice that they're only in 26" and 24"? WTF? Who uses these in those sizes?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=12207
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nobody. that's why they're 20 bucks.
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Old 01-19-07, 09:15 AM   #3
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CRC caters heavily to freeride/street mountainbikes, which are standard with 24 or 26 inch rims. They have aeroheads for 700c.
Call and see if they can special order for the same price.

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Velocity always has closeouts and I get super excited every time I get a one sheet from them, but the available rims are always awful colors in 16", 20", 24", and 26" which I have absolutely no use for!
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hehe, yeah. anybody need some 650c deep v's?
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Yeah the UK sucks. We can't get any of that trendy ****.
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Just order the Deep Vs direct from the states. Its easy, find a bunch of people, find a friendly american shop, pay money, wait 4-6 weeks for delivery and its all yours. Its easy if you try.

If you're too lazy, Mavic CXP-33s are a decent stand in and you can get those for cheap if you look around.

Oh and for London folks, Rollapolza VIII is the 27th @ The Horseshow, Clerkenwell Road.
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hehe, yeah. anybody need some 650c deep v's?
I DO!!! Is this a legit site though?

EDIT: Nevermind, it seems as if they're for MTB. I have a track bike.
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Just order the Deep Vs direct from the states. Its easy, find a bunch of people, find a friendly american shop, pay money, wait 4-6 weeks for delivery and its all yours. Its easy if you try.

If you're too lazy, Mavic CXP-33s are a decent stand in and you can get those for cheap if you look around.

Oh and for London folks, Rollapolza VIII is the 27th @ The Horseshow, Clerkenwell Road.
It's more that shipping seems so damned expensive. I'm thinking of just going with Mavic Open Sport.
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where are all these 16" aeroheats on closeout because i have been looking for a 28h 16" (305mm) forever and it seems like everyone is out or thinks they never existed

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Velocity always has closeouts and I get super excited every time I get a one sheet from them, but the available rims are always awful colors in 16", 20", 24", and 26" which I have absolutely no use for!
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who uses 26"? anyone who rides a MTB. i used 26" deep v's on my ss mtb. bombproof on the trail, pretty red, never had to true 'em.
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I'm looking for a 24inch rim for a funny bike front. Are these available from a US dealer? I also need a tire if anyone has one PM me.
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Then I notice that they're only in 26" and 24"? WTF? Who uses these in those sizes?
I would totally get those in the 24" size, if they were for sale in the states.

And have the most aero bmx cruiser ever.
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who uses 26"? anyone who rides a MTB. i used 26" deep v's on my ss mtb. bombproof on the trail, pretty red, never had to true 'em.
whats the largest practical tire size you can run on a Deep V? I'm thinking about getting some knobbies if this lousy weather keeps up.
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i got 35s with no problem. you could probably go bigger.
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Just order the Deep Vs direct from the states. Its easy, find a bunch of people, find a friendly american shop, pay money, wait 4-6 weeks for delivery and its all yours. Its easy if you try.

If you're too lazy, Mavic CXP-33s are a decent stand in and you can get those for cheap if you look around.

Oh and for London folks, Rollapolza VIII is the 27th @ The Horseshow, Clerkenwell Road.
el Deep Vee c'est born en le terre down under, monsignor. Yous hombres del commonwealth deben haben pretty good market access, non?

Also, one model or another from velocity comes in everything from 630 to 305, though not in 584 (The Notorious Six Fiddy Bee). This is partly because the recumbent crowd loves them some velocity, and they use a lot of small wheels.

Bending the deep V extrusion down to 24" sounds way scary to me.
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Man, maybe someone should set up a deep v blackmarket ring in the UK. Sorta' like Levis in Russia circa '84. Who's down.
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whats the largest practical tire size you can run on a Deep V? I'm thinking about getting some knobbies if this lousy weather keeps up.
the tires i was running were 2.1's you could probably go a little bigger. the 26" rim is wider than the 700's since it's designed for mtb use
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I used to use 650 deep v's on my Time Trial bike, they were very popular among triathletes, might still be.
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Just goes to show how overpriced the 700c versions of deep v's are.
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those prices are in euros, right? a 26" set shipped for $32?
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The prices are in Pounds. Assume $2 to £1 at the moment. It's cheap.

So yeah, I'm seriously thinking that I ought to import Deep V's. Seriously.
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i got 35s with no problem. you could probably go bigger.
You can go even thicker - I have a deep-V wheelset with 559x50, but you absolutely must have either a longer stem presta, or a holder nut on the schrader while inflating. Once inflated, the stem will stay out even without the nut.
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the tires i was running were 2.1's you could probably go a little bigger. the 26" rim is wider than the 700's since it's designed for mtb use
do you have any larger picture of your SS mtb I am assuming that it is the one in your sig...I am getting some MTB wheels with deepVs and I was wondering what they looked like on a MTB
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so get a funny bike to match your wheel choice
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